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traffic
American English: /ˈtræfɪk/
British English: /ˈtrafɪk/

Translation of traffic in Spanish:

noun

uncountable
  • 1 1.1 (vehicles)
    tráfico (masculine)
    circulación (feminine)
    tránsito (masculine) (esp (Latin America) )
    traffic control
    control (masculine) del tráfico or tránsito
    traffic controller
    controlador (masculine) del tráfico or tránsito
    controladora (feminine) del tráfico or tránsito
    traffic density
    densidad (feminine) de tráfico or tránsito
    traffic diversion traffic duty
    obligación (feminine) de vigilar el tráfico
    to be on traffic duty
    estar encargado de la vigilancia del tráfico or tránsito
    traffic hold-up traffic lane
    carril (masculine) de tráfico
    (River Plate area) senda (feminine) de tráfico
    (Chile) pista de tráfico
    traffic light(s) traffic report (Radio, Television)
    información (feminine) sobre el (estado del) tráfico
    traffic signal(s)
    Example sentences
    • On that night we had reports across the city of burglaries, car crime, public order incidents, domestic violence, road traffic accidents.
    • The bill will also restrict the powers of telecommunications companies to disrupt traffic flow by opening roads for cable laying.
    • The usual emergencies such as fires or road traffic accidents will not elicit a response from these vehicles, even with the crews and fire engines on station.
    1.2 (of ships) sea/river traffic
    tráfico marítimo/fluvial
    Example sentences
    • He also stated that the lane was inadequate width, thus preventing two-way vehicular traffic and pedestrian movement.
    • Any major disruption to shipping and air traffic can and will leave us without a supply of food.
    • There is no central verge, though pedestrian and vehicular traffic are heavy especially during evenings.
    1.3 (of aircraft)
  • 2 2.1 (goods, people transported)
    Example sentences
    • They also agreed to encourage an increase in railway passenger traffic between Sofia and Thessaloniki.
    • After the First World War, passenger numbers declined, as road transport improved but freight traffic remained buoyant.
    • He gave evidence of the transfer of passenger and mail traffic to the railway route through Liverpool.
    2.2 (pedestrians) (American English)
    tránsito (masculine) de peatones
    2.3 (paying customers) (American English)
  • 3 (trafficking) drug traffic
    tráfico de drogas
    narcotráfico (masculine)
    the traffic in pornography
    el tráfico de material pornográfico
    Example sentences
    • Drug-dealers earn nigh-on incredible sums from the illegal traffic in drugs.
    • The traffic in illegal drugs is a global problem, and money-laundering schemes take many forms.
    • And those pressures create a lucrative traffic in illegal workers, filling the war chests of criminals.

Phrasal verbs

traffic in

also: -ck-
verb + preposition + object
(drugs/pornography)
traficar en

Definition of traffic in:

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